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Sorting Out the Personality Disorders

In this virtual program, participants will unravel several different personality disorders to better understand their behavior patterns. You will leave feeling more confident about diagnosing personality disorders.

Key Program Information
Series Focus on Mental Health
Next Session Thursday, March 25, 2021
Schedule March 25, 2021 10am to 12:00pm
Delivery Format Online

Add Clarity to Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Many clinicians feel uncertain about their diagnostic accuracy when it comes to personality disorders. Uncertainty is a valid feeling. The American Psychiatric DSM-5 task force on personality disorders has struggled to improve the diagnosis of these disorders themselves. 

This virtual program will focus on improving your ability to diagnose personality disorders, focusing primarily on the interpersonal aspects of these conditions. We will investigate the behavior patterns of antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and other relevant personality disorders as well as the strict DSM criteria for diagnosis. 

To help us better understand, we will use case examples and information from the literature. We will address the hardships of working with people suffering from personality disorders. High drama, hostile dependence, and intimidation all increase the risk of boundary crossing and poor outcomes. 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the obstacles that arise in trying to diagnose DSM-5 Personality Disorders
  2. List the 1- different personality disorders with their interpersonal agendas.
  3. Compare and contrast the interpersonal features of an antisocial, borderline, and narcissistic personality.
black and white image of a woman with shadowy reflections beside her

Who Should Attend

health and human services professionals, therapists, social workers

Instructors

  • Dr. David Mays (MD, Ph.D.) is a forensic psychiatrist and directed the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI for 13 years. He serves on the clinical faculty at UW–Madison. Dr. Mays is the recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, The Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Dane County, and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. He has treated patients in hospital and outpatient settings with co-morbid substance use problems for 20 years. He is a seasoned clinician and highly sought-after presenter.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Fee

Standard Fee $79.00

Fee includes online instruction and materials.

Questions?

Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

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Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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